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from top national security officials about the nsa surveillance program, including questions about spying on u.s. allies. span 3 and c-on c- span.org at 1:30 p.m. eastern time. ban -- willt may stay on the nsa story and get your thoughts, should congress endorse or stop using intelligence efforts? the phone lines -- send us a tweet as well or post your comments on facebook.com/c- span. you can also e-mail us, journal@c-span.org. the may begin with the front page of "the financial times" this morning. this is their headline -- here is part of her statement that she put out -- "wall street journal" also with a story on their front page -- "the new york times closed code this morning -- -- "the new york times" this morning. then there is this in "the washington post" this morning -- we turn to you, should congress endorse or stop these programs? caller. is democratic i think the congress should take some kind of action to tighten the reins on the nsa since 9/11 and the passing of the patriot act. it has grown exponentially. it's out of control. i am hoping the congress will tighten th
president obama knew about the nsa surveillance of foreign leaders. >>> it's been nearly one year since superstorm sandy shattered millions of leaves and caused billions in damages. this morning a new york city landmark reopens for the first time since the storm. >>> check on it. they pick him off. >> another surprising finish in the world series, an unprecedented ending to game four. ♪ >>> and remembering lou reed, the rock pioneer and punk poet passes away at 71. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, october 28th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, we begin with a diplomatic uproar over u.s. espionage operations. a german magazine reports that the united states may have been monitoring german chancellor angela merkel for more than ten years and the director of the national security agency is denying reports that he discussed operations involving merkel with president obama. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. you know, many here seem unfazed by word of this kind of moni
. curbing the nsa, putting the brakes on that mass itch data collection system. >>> counting down to the winter olympics. sochi trying to get ready. >>> the head of the agency in charge of putting together president obama's health care law with the affordable health care website. >> i want to apologize to you that the website hasn't worked as well as it could. we know you need affordable coverage. we assure you that the website will be fixed. >> she had cmk the centers for medicare and medicaid services, the congress people continue to grill her, tavener says the issues should be fixed at the end of november. she is the first person to testify about the website and let's listen in. >> i'm not asking for incomes verification. if a person signs up were they offered credible employer insurance? because that's been delayed, you have to come up with a new verification tool to determine their eligibility for suns dis. if a person meets the qualifications they can't get credible insurance. >> that's correct sphwhrp if a a -- if a person is twif years old, they can get that subsidy but if
to determine how to carry those out. white house spokesman jay carney warned that critics of nsa surveillance should be careful what they wish for. >> we're one attack away from assessments about what went wrong in our intelligence capabilities and collections. the work that's being done here saves lives. >> reporter: whether listening in on the leaders of close allies such as german chancellor merkel saves lives, the white house didn't have an answer. though it confirmed it is reassessing such high level surveillance as part of its overall intelligence review. on the hill today, european lawmakers went head-to-head with congressional leaders on nsa spying. the head of the delegation told me their discussion was frank. >> you had a very stern message to deliver. >> i think we had a very robust and strong message when we came to congress today. this bill which has come through the allegations is something that's [ inaudible ]. they feel very uneasy. they don't know why it's happening, why our strongest ally is doing it. >> reporter: today, they had more to talk about regarding spain, where the
of nsa will face the house intelligence committee this hour as outrage grows over american spying on friendly foreign leaders across europe. now at home they are calling for an end to the eavesdropping. >> the issue of eavesdropping, really unseemly to do this, whether phone taps listening into conversations or anything else. and unless intelligence authorities can show americans were made safe by this kind of eavesdropping, and i don't think they can, it ought to end right now. >> hurricane sandy, a history making event coming ashore and changing the map of the coastline in some places. >> the comeback coast. one year ago today millions were bracing for the impact of hurricane sandy. it was the superstorm strong enough to carve out a new shoreline, bring a presidential campaign to a halt and test resilience of communities across the east coast. >> you can see the water up to my knees, more importantly, a record storm surge here in new york city. >> it's been an all day battle between mother nature in the form of hurricane sandy. >>> good day. i'm andrea mitchell in washington. at
insists the president did not know. now he is ordering a full review of the nsa surveillance operations and the foreign relations fallout. here is more from our chief national security correspondent jim sciutto. >> reporter: president obama would not confirm the nsa was spying on the phone calls of u.s. allies like germany's chancellor angela merkel. >> the national security operations generally have one purpose and that is to make sure that the american people are safe. i'm making a review to make sure what they are able to do doesn't necessarily mean what they should be doing. >> reporter: senior administration officials tell cnn president obama did not know about the nsa surveillance of merkel and other allies until earlier this year. when he found out he ordered a stop to some of the programs. the democratic chairman of the senate intelligence community dianne feinstein usually an ally of the white house says that is not good enough and wants a total review of all u.s. intelligence programs. here is one explanation former vice president cheney gave cnn's jake tapper. >> we are vulne
on the east coast? >>> plus, america's allies outraged over the reach of the nsa. but does the benefit of listening in outweigh the risk of alienating friends overseas? i'll dig into both sides of those topics with new york congressman peter king. he joins me coming up next. >>> that leads to today's big question for you. nsa under fire. should the u.s. be spying on its allies overseas? weigh in with your thoughts on twitter and facebook. [ male announcer ] at humana, understanding what makes you different is what makes us different. we take the time to get to know you and your unique health needs. then we help create a personalized healthcare experience that works for you. and you. and you. with 50 years of know-how, and a dedicated network of doctors, health coaches, and wellness experts, we're a partner you can rely on -- today, and tomorrow. we're going beyond insurance to become your partner in health. humana. to become your partner in health. ♪ nothing says, "you're my #1 copilot," like a milk-bone biscuit. ♪ say it with milk-bone. [ alarm sound for malfunctioning printer ] [
and furious. certainly i was not. >> reporter: and while he reportedly didn't know about the nsa spying on our allies until edward snowden leaked details, his aides can't publicly confirm intelligence details but they do say it's not going on anymore. >> we do not and will not monitor the chancellor's communications. >> reporter: they also say obama's critics are making a single asujs from a number of unrelated incidents. >> the president appears to be in the dark about some pretty significant stories that are swirling around this white house. >> republican critics say a lot of things. >> reporter: actually, so do the president's friends. >> what else has the president not been told? >> well, basically all the bad stuff. >> reporter: aides say the president was caught off guard when the government shutdown froze death benefits to the families of servicemen and women. the republican national committee now calls mr. obama the bystander president. an oklahoma senator says one result of that is no one's held responsible for failures like the botched launch of the obama care website. >> what one in
a separate house panel faced a barrage of questions about n.s.a. surveillance of u.s. allies. >> ifill: and one year after superstorm sandy, what american cities can learn from the netherlands, as they prepare for the next big storm. >> test test test for newshour. testing testing. >> you are quite surprised to see a city like new york, so many people expose and no levees and no protection at all, that was astonishing to me. >> ifill: those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's pbs newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> united healthcare-- online at uhc.com. >> the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: members of congress took fresh aim at the new
knew but a german newspaper report that claims he was told by the eavesdropping is wrong. nas -- nsa spokesperson, says, general alexander, head of the national security agency did not discuss with president obama in 2010 an alleged foreign intelligence operation involving chancellor merkel, nor has he ever discussed alleged operations chancellor merkel. the president reportedly apologized to merkel who grew up in east germany under the eyes and ears of the sassi. he said he would have stopped the bugging if he had known about it. lawmakers say new leaks from edward snowden about the u.s. intercepting phone calls from other officials are really hurting relations. >> i think the revelations from snowden and the secrets that have been revealed are doing significant damage to our bilateral relationships with germany, with mexico, with the other countries where the suggestion is that we have listened in. so i think we have repair work to do. bill: brazil's president canceled a state visit over nsa leaks that indicated her phone calls had been listened to. bill? bill: what is the white ho
to prevent disaster from a similar storm. outrage over reports the nsa has been spying on being world leaders gross stronger today. president obama has he has ordered a review of the u.s. spy policies,.. >> their capacities continue to expand and develop. what they are able do doesn't necessarily mean what they should be doing. >> the platest allegation involves spain. the nsa is accused of listening to 60 million phone calls. answering questions. this afternoon new complaints from president obama's own party, the head of the senate intelligence committee democrat dianne feinstein says she's totally opposed to the nsa collecting intelligence on u.s. allies. a european parliamentary delegation now talking allegations face to face. more from al jazeera shihab rattans irvnsi. the massive allegations in spain over the last few days. they did talk in general terms, anonymously, the white house is briefing the press on its side of the story when it comes to angela merkel's surveillance. the u.s. tracked millions of spanish phone calls, he repeated the nsa's surveillance programs are being examined.
the firm whose background checks helped nsa leaker edward snowden and aaron alexis get clearances. they are accused of failing to perform quality control reviews in its investigations of potential government workers. >>> check out the white house. it's getting beautified or boo-tified for halloween. lit up in orange and purple lights. decorated with jack-o'-lanterns and cobwebs. imagine if the white house is in your neighborhood. what are we going to get? >> a long security line. >> that's true. >>> coming up on "new day," we heard the apologies from kathleen sebelius, the vice president. why? obvious, the obama care website. they're pledging to get it fixed. the question, is that enough. >>> and the startling new accusation against the nsa. the agency says it was not peering into yahoo! and google databases. what it is not denying is raising more questions. (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. i started part-time, now i'm a manager.n. my employer matches my charitable giving. really. i get bonuses
the nsa spying allegations. ellis island opened for the first time since hurricane sandy hit last year. and now there's a new fbi director. spain is now the latest u.s. ally complaining about those american surveillance programs. spain's elmundo newspaper reporting that the nsa tracked 60,000 phone calls during a one month period. comes as a european delegation is already in the united states looking for answers. live from the white house, the european parliament committee, they wrapped up, what happened? >> their first port of call mike rogers. you may remember over the weekend he was saying on the sunday talk shows that europe should in fact be grateful for all the surveillance keeping them safe. much talk after that meeting those, a frank dialogue, ongoing dialogue but this is how the chairman of that european delegation put the problems as europe sees it off all of this nsa surveillance. >> we want to figure out why this kind of mass itch activities -- massive activities happening. in the end we're fighting a battle in terms of security, we need to get that balance right. we're con
. >> the health care is certainly one big story. the other big story today is the nsa scandal that continues as well. critics are asking now, does the president know what's going on? this is following the revelation that america's commander-in-chief was out of the loop when it came to spying on world leaders. this is just the latest episode at some point too where the president claims he was unaware of certain actions taken within his administration. wendell goler is live at the white house with more on this story. wendell, how does the white house answer the question whether the president was out of the loop? >> reporter: well, jenna the folks here say the president's critics are suggesting he was blindsided by things that really should be below his radar, how much testing the obamacare website underwent before it was launched but the extent of the nsa spy something a little bit more difficult for them to shrug off. the president said to stop tracking german chancellor merkel's phone conversations soon after learning about it but he didn't know about it until nsa leaker edward snowden revea
to the nsa spying scandal. the president ordering a full review of intelligence operations, specifically where foreign leaders are concerned. let's bring in jim sciutto who's following developments live in washington. >> reporter: the white house taking a hard look at the benefits and costs of this surveillance. this is part of a review that began this summer, the same review which is how the white house said the president first learn of spying on foreign leaders. administration officials saying the president did not know she was a target and would not know specific targets but another u.s. official telling cnn that he would have had to know about the framework of such surveillance programs including the country's target. still very hard questions for the administration to answer here. the president obama would not confirm the nsa was spying on the phone calls of u.s. al lies, like germany's chancellor angela america. but in an interview with fusion, he both defended -- >> the national security operations in generally have one person and that is to make sure that the american people are
of the senate intelligence commitee, the democrat, diian feinstein has been a prominent supporter of the nsa, but yesterday, and maybe for the first time, she broke ranks and claimed she is totally opposed to spying on leaders of allies. she also said that the white house told her it would stop the practice. a senior official later said that isn't true, but added the administration is considering the move. katherine herridge is live with us right over here. in europe, they seem all of a sudden to be obsessed with this, hearings and people speaking out. katherine, what else has happened at this hearing? >> well, sheperd, so far really two major headlines from james clapper, the nation's intelligence chief. the first was clearly to make the case that these controversial nsa programs are justified, clapper testified a short time ago that 2500 people were killed by terrorists just this last month, and he used that as a sign that the threat is evolving and growing. let's listen. >> in just this last month, 2,336 people were killed, 1510 injured in pakistan, afghanistan, syria, iraq, and nigeria.
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the predicament. countries do gather intel janssen on one another, but the scale and the scope of the n.s.a. revelations have been massive, and there needs to be a response from washington, and so far there hasn't been. last weeden the ference president and chancellor angela merkel had angry conversations with the president. i think finally we are going to a point where something is happening. >> and the europeans are now threatening practical repercussions about american access to terrorist funds. is that the first sign that the europeans are not just going to say we are angry, we are going to do something about this? >> it is. it is about waking washington up. a review of our intelligence gathering is not going to be enough. we have to change the approach and the relationship. the swift agreement is in peril. other things could be in peril. safe harbor agreements, passenger name recognition. all of the important data that , not re transatlanticly to mention the trade and investment partnership. >> while they want to send washington a message that they are not happy, they don't want to jeo
over nsa spying on foreign leaders. will the white house dump the program? >>> and sandy, one year later. new jersey governor chris christie answers victims who claim they are forgotten. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> obviously, you're going to want to know exactly what the president knew and when he knew it. >> the white house under fire for nsa spy secrets. >> president obama saying that he was not aware until recently of spying on heads of state. >> but the "los angeles times" reports the white house signed off on the program. but the president did not know that raises serious questions. >> i've been imprisoned by allegiant airlines or over eight hours. >> passenger aboard the allegiant 1032 had to be on three different flights because of mechanical problems at oakland international airport. >> yes, ma'am. >>> the white house acknowledging there are some individual existing health care plans that do not qualify for obama care. >> what is the political fallout when the other guys committing su
>>> the white house is feeling the heat over allegations the nsa spied on dozens of foreign leaders and now even supporters of the government surveillance program are calling for changes. >>> a year after superstorm sandy came ashore, many of the victims are still struggling to get their lives back on track. >>> and heading home. the red sox return to boston needing one win to clinch their first world series at fenway park in 95 years. >> got it! park in 95 years. >> got it! and the red sox win game five. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, october 29th, 2013. good morning, good to be with you, i'm anne-marie green. well, a senior obama administration official says the u.s. is considering ending its spying on friendly heads of state. it's part of a fallout following revelations that the u.s. has spied on german chancellor angela merkel and 34 other foreign leaders. president obama said he was unaware of high level ungz dral eavesdropping but the los angeles times reports that the state department signed off on the process and a key part that is c
.s. officials reports that the nsa ended a program used to spy on german chancellor angela merkel and some other top world leaders after an internal white house review this summer. meanwhile a top republican lawmaker is defending the nsa surveillance program abroad saying it keeps allies "safe." congressman mike rogers told our candy crowley the reports that the u.s. spied on millions of french citizens is misguided. >> maybe there's something more to that. i argue if the french citizens knew exactly what that was about they'd be applauding and popping champagne corks. it's a good thing, keeps the french safe t keeps the u.s. safe t keeps our european allies safe so this whole notion that we're going to go after each other on what is really legitimate protection of nation state interests i think is disingenuous candidly. >> mike rogers calling it disingenuous, something like that classic scene from "casablanca." >> everybody is to leave here immediately. this cafe is closed until further notice. clear the room at once! >> how can he close me up? >> i'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is g
learn congressional lawmakers plan to draft legislation cutting down on the nsa's power. if passed the bipartisan bill would end the security agency's ability to collect u.s. phone records and restrict who the nsa can spy on. fighting in syria has blocked u.n. inspectors from accessing two chemical weapons facilities. it's a crucial setback in their attempts to rid the countries rivets a chemical weapons. the inspectors did not say whether syrian rebels or the government was responsible for the delay, just that negotiations for access are still underway. abortion rights supporters in texas are celebrating a legal victory after a judge found provisions of the state's new abortion law unconstitutional. the federal judge ruled the measure restrict aid woman's access to abortion clinics. stat is filing an appeal. tuesday marks one year since super storm sandy slammed in to the eats coast in the u.s. 182 lives were lost and the storm caused $65 billion in damage. making it the second costliest storm in this nation's history. less than 10 billion of the 50 billion in emergency aid from t
. two out of three isn't bad. >> nsa spying scandal just won't go away. now congress is preparing to step in with landmark legislation that could drastically change what the agency does and how they do it. how to scare pirates on the open seas? by blasting britney spears. world series didn't end with a ridiculous play but one team is one play away from a title. this is way too early. good morning everybody, brian shactman. nfl game in st. louis last night as well. absolutely no doubt that that is a baseball town. seahawks rams tickets going for 10 bucks just before kick-off. world highlights on that game as well. we want to start this morning with the nsa. this morning it's not just america's allies who are upset over the agency's wiretapping. one of the staunchest backers, diane feinstein now calling for a full review of the mass data collection at home and abroad. the california democrat who chairs the senate intelligence committee says she's totally opposed to spying on u.s. allies according to her congress has not been adequately kept in the loop. feinstein also said the admin
this most problems will be fixed by the pd of november. >> america's spy chief denies reports that the nsa secretly eaves dropped on thousands in spain and france. keith alexander says they didn't conduct illegal activity, and told a house intelligence committee, that he would rather face a media bashing than give up a program that could stop a terror attack. >> one year after superstorm sandy, officials say more work is needed to rebuild. the hurricane caused $55 billion in damage. >> the dow jones hit a high on wednesday, closing up. investors are expecting the federal reserve to scale back plans in relation to the bond buy-back program. "consider this" is up next. >> one year after the superstorm sandy the eastern seaboard is still recovering. after billions were pledged for the recovery why are so many people still homeless and why has so little of the money basketbalbasketballbeenspent. >> president obama's tenure has seen it's share of controversy. how is his approval rating so high is he the second teflon president. >> and hard-core fans spend countless hours into the fantasticsy fo
their operations during capitol hill testimony. they said reports that the nsa collected millions of european phone records are misleading and that much of the data was actually collected by nato allies. danielle nottingham has this report. >> reporter: intelligence officials told lawmakers trying to figure out what foreign leaders are up to is spying 101. >> it's one of the first things i learned in intel school in 1963. >> reporter: but some members of congress argue the implications really problematic. >> it could put the united states in a difficult position. >> reporter: revelations that the national security administration eavesdropped on allies including german chancellor angela merkel brought international criticism and delegates to washington. >> never spy on your friends. >> reporter: the white house says all intelligence gathering is under review. >> we understand the concerns that have been raised, and we have been working with our friends and allies. >> reporter: and the nsa director is refuting reports in foreign papers that the u.s. spies on european citizens. >> to be perfectly clea
by the volume of information collected by the nsa and want to know what was done with it. they'll hold meetings at the white house and the state department today. but some of these questions are going to be hard to answer as we just begin to realize how far the surveillance program reaches. >> reporter: president obama said there should be additional constrains on how the u.s. gathers intelligence. he told cable channel fusion. >> what we've seen over the last several years is their capacity to continue to develop and expand, and that's why i'm initiating now a review to make sure that what they're able to do doesn't necessarily mean what they should be doing. >> reporter: the president would not say whether or not he knew that the nsa has been monitoring german chancellor angela merkel's communications since 2002. but according to senate intelligence committee chair dianne feinstein, the president was unaware. so was her committee. in a statement released on monday, she said "it is clear to me that certain surveillance activities have been in effect for more tha
revelations that the nsa has been spying on world leaders without the president's knowledge. he discussed it with a partner network, fusion. >> the capacities continue to develop and expand and that's why i'm initiating a review to make sure that what they are able to do doesn't necessarily mean what they should be doing. >> there are reports the administration is ready to ban spying on all leaders of our allies. >> this has people rattled overseas. spain the latest to join the chorus of people. pretty darn outraged. people in the spy community say it goes with the territory and nothing new. but heads of state are like you bugged my phone? i thought we were buddies. >> i thought we were friends. really there is this unspoken kind of dynamic between nations, we spy on each other. they know we watch them and they watch us. it is the way we keep ourselves safe. it's the leaders of the countries, i think, where the problem is. where we spy on the people that are supposed to be our true friends. you spy on people in the country that is more understandable for the leaders. and the fact that the
about what the nsa is up to. >> plus, another twist in the aaron hernandez case. investigators are looking at whether he was involved in gun trafficking. >> and is it real or is this just rhetoric? russian president vladimir putin welcomes all olympians, regardless of sexual orientation. we're going to dig into that. you are live in the "cnn newsroom." >>> good morning, everyone. i'm poppy harlow in today for carol costello. >> and i'm martin savidge. questions about nsa spying on world leaders. what did president obama know and when did he know it? today, the directors of the national intelligence and nsa testify on capitol hill. the president has ordered a review of intelligence gathering. cnn's jim sciutto joins us from washington. >> reporter: the administration now considering hard limits on intelligence gathering. particularly of word leaders overseas. this is part of a see view that began this summer. the same review which is how the white house says the president first learned on spying on foreign leaders such as german's angela merkel. saying the president did not know
. >>> long time supporters of some of the most controversial nsa programs are outraged at the revelations about the latest surveillance operation that's now being made public. >> now the chairwoman of the senate intelligence committee wants answers. susan mcginnis has more on dine an feinstein's reaction. >> reporter: senate intelligence committee chairwoman dianne feinstein expressed outrage over allegations the u.s. spies on allies, including german chancellor angela merkel. she issued a statement monday saying, i am totally opposed. the white house says it is reviewing the program that monitored the foreign leaders but feinstein and her senate colleagues want to go one step further. she's calling for a review of all intelligence operations. >> niece revelations call for a thorough review of the collection standards that we are using. >> reporter: senator feinstein says her committee was unaware the u.s. was listening in on private phone calls from friendly heads of state. senator john mccain wants to know who did know. >> obviously we're going to want for know exactly what the presiden
this tuesday, top intelligence officials before a separate house panel faced a barrage of questions about n.s.a. surveillance of u.s. allies. >> ifill: and one year after superstorm sandy, what american cities can learn from the netherlands, as they prepare for the next big storm. >> test test test for newshour. testing testing. >> you are quite surprised t
on allied leaders. bobaur on the fury over n.s.a. surveillance. the stock market makes history. anthony mason on what's driving today's numbers. and whatever happened to the people of the inferno? elaine quijano one year after hurricane sandy torched a neighborhood. >> it's a disgrace that we waited this long. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. the head of the agency that oversees the government's health insurance web site appeared before congress today. marilyn tavenner,he
ally investigating reports that the nsa spied on millions in that country's citizens. the european delegation is in washington right now investigating those allegations including reports that the phone of the german chancellor, angela merkel, was tapped as well. >>> a british man has been charged with hacking u.s. army and nasa computers and stealing employee information. he was arrested friday in london, but he's free on bail until february. right now no one else has been charged. those are the headlines at this hour. i'm john seigenthaler. "america tonight" is up next on al jazeera. i'll be back here at 11:00 eastern and 8:00 out west. get the latest news on aljazeera.com. we'll sue back here later. >>> on "america tonight," we begin our in-death look at sex crimes on campus with a startling revelation about the attackers and just how frequently women students become victims. >> these serial offenders had on average 14 victims. >>> also tonight, remembering sandy. a superstorm that washed away the innocence of the jersey shore. >> my dad was looking out the window at the firemen.
here on "america tonight." back in a moment. (vo) friday night ... >> does the nsa collect any type of data on millions of americans? >> no sir. (vo) fault lines investigates what it's like to live under the watchful eye of the nsa. >> they know everything that you do, everything that you think, everything that you fear. they know how to manipulate and control you. the state has all the power. >> we have done more to destroy our way of life than the terrorists could ever have done. >>> it was a bold act of road rage. over the weekend dozens of women staged an unusual protest. they drove. it might not sound like much of a protest, but the more than 60 women were at the wheel drives in saudi arabia where there's an unwritten ban against female drivers. as part of their campaign, the women post videos of themselves online. it's a bit of a repeat here. women proe tested the same way in the kingdom 23 years ago. just as before, there were arrests and nothing has changed. while there have been some changes, opponents warn if the ban on driving by women is dropped, it would have a damaging
in the news. the controversy over the nsa surveillance programs. you've been broadly supportive of the programs. now there's this question of whether or not the program should be extended to the spying on foreign leaders. do you support that? >> i have always felt like these programs are necessary and important. but they have to have appropriate oversight. both from the white house, whose executing on these programs. and from the congress, who has the legal authority to have oversight. so, i'll be interested to hear from the president and from the white house on these issues, as any concerned american will be, over the course of the weeks to come. and whether they were doing their jobs, at the white house and in congress, in terms of overseeing the nsa and what they were doing. >> do you think we should be spying on our friends? >> george, listen, i'm not in any position to make those judgments sitting here as the governor of new jersey. what i'm focused on today is to try to continue the mission we have here. the second-worst natural disaster in the history of our country, and
. >> reporter: the head of the nsa warned that new limits on u.s. espionage could be dangerous. >> is much more important for this country that we defend this nation and take the beatings than to give up on a program that would result in this nation being attacked. >> reporter: the u.s. has been under fire over reports the u.s. collected tens of millions of phone records of citizens in france and spain. the u.s. spy chiefs flatly denied that. it turns out those records were collected by french and spanish intelligence, not by the united states. jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. >>> and now to those health care issues. kathleen sebelius, the person in charge of the botched health care rollout, is testifying on capitol hill today. she's expected to blame the contractors who built the problem-plagued website. yesterday, for the first time, the obama administration issued a direct apology for healthcare.gov. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> she was also grilled about a wave of cancellation notices hitting small businesses and individuals
's advanced. >>> long-time supporters of the nsa are joing the international outrage at revelations about the latest surveillance operation to be made public. now, as reporter susan mcginnis tells us, california senator diane feinstein wants a comprehensive review. >> senate intelligence committee chairwoman diane feinstein expressed outrage over allegations the u.s. spies on allies. she issued a statement monday saying, "i am totally opposed." the white house says it is reviewing the program that monitored the foreign leaders, but feinstein and her senate colleagues want to go one step further. she's calling for a review of all intelligence operations. >> these revelations call for a thorough review of the collections standards that we are using. >> senator feinstein says her committee was unaware the u.s. was listening in on private phone calls from friendly heads of state. senator john mccain wants to know who did know. >> obviously we're going to want to know exactly what the president knew and when he knew it. >> the white house won't say whether the president knew about the eavesdro
me now? >> did he ever express any hatred toward the government or toward the tsa? >> all nsa findings that came out this year that he was very upset about it and he also thought that tsa abused their power. >> well let's bring in stephanie elam, who is covering the story from los angeles. stephanie, were police actually close to stopping this before it happened? there are these suggestions they were pretty close. >> pretty close, wolf, indeed what we're understanding now is that at some point friday morning, paul anthony ciancia texted his family in new jersey, reportedly telling them that he planned to commit suicide. the father then reached out to the police chief in their town in new jersey, who then called out to los angeles police department, to make sure they would go do a welfare check. they got to the apartment some 45 minutes after ciancia had left for the airport with one roommate. at that point, they handcuffed the other roommate, questioned them and from what we can tell, they discerned so far, that they believe ciancia had acted alone. if they had gotten there ea
.s. ambassador was also askedon to answer questions over nsa spying worldwide. on both guantanamo and the nsa, he said he couldn't provide an immediate answer because the government shutdown left his team without enough time to prepare. a brazilian judge has ordered hold to construction of the major hydroelectric am in the amazon rain forest, citing the violation of environmental commitments. the $11 billion project was initially approved over the objections of indigenous communities who have brought numerous challenges -- warned of ecological damage and mass displacement. a federal judge has ruled the key portion of the recent texas antiabortion law is unconstitutional. on monday, district judge lee yeakel struck down provisions that required owners admitting privileges for abortion doctors at nearby hospitals. the restrictions would have forced dozens of abortion clinics to close their doors. texas governor perry has vowed to appeal. the rest of the law goes into including a, ban on abortion at 20 weeks post fertilization. the bill inspired people's filibuster and a stanford texas state senator
. >> good to have you back. >>> an influential senate leader says one of the nsa's buying programs needs to go. that story is coming up. -- spying program needs to go. that story is coming up. >>> ahead in sports, the redskins legend reacts to the latest comments from recently >>> ten after 5:00 on this tuesday morning. another chilly morning out there, 30s and 40s in most areas so, yes, jackets once again but it's late october. this is pretty normal stuff. we're going to have a pretty normal day today. a mix of sun and clouds. maybe a degree or to below the seasonal average of 64. i'm photographing 63 in d.c. south -- i'm forecasting 63 in d.c. warmer temperatures and increasing rain chances. details coming up. >>> not a problem right now on the beltway north of town at new hampshire avenue. this is what it looks like really between 270 and i-95. 95 is in good shape from baltimore. 270 in from frederick and all the northern maryland corridors in between are incident free. >> thank you, monika. >>> at 5:11, here's a look at what's new this morning. police are trying to restore order to p
in this office being briefed by nsa and no commander in chief can do that. >> come on. these are huge issues. this is why we elect somebody to be president of the united states. this is why you are not and why chris is not. this is the most important job in the world and you are telling me that he should not know who we are spying on? >> should not know about benghazi and fast and furious should not know about obama care roll out? chris. >> it is comical, laughable. who is the real president. this is the president pardon me, the night of the benghazi raid decided to call it a night and go to bed. this is the president that decided to go up and play cards while the bin laten raid was going on. he is out of touch and surprised. he is sitting up there with a remote control shocked at what is on the news. the saudis are turning against us, we are run aring guns to ne mexico. >> you have to admit that the image that they would say we have to change something here, right? >> honestly if they here the attacks from my people on the right. but if they hear on the left then no. we did have access to p
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